ACORN® Insight

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Our insight tagged with 'lubricants'

How to increase the longevity of your food grade lubricant without increasing your costs

Productivity is the key in the food & beverage industry, and with 36% of premature bearing failures resulting from poor lubrication, increasing longevity is key.

Minimise machine breakdown with minimal effort

The mining and quarrying industry is well known for its unrelenting environmental and operating conditions and difficult maintenance regimes. But, what if we told you it didn't have to be so hard?

Keeping machinery running smoothly in the Mining & Quarrying industry

It's important now more than ever to keep machinery running at its optimum level.

What bearings are used in wind turbines?

In this article, we discover the types of bearings used in each section of a wind turbine, along with the options available to enhance service life.

ACORN partners with Petro-Canada Lubricants to enhance productivity in every industry

Acorn Industrial Services Ltd is proud to announce its new partnership with Petro-Canada Lubricants to distribute their range of over 350 specialist lubrication products, including lubricants, greases and speciality fluids.

Petro-Canada Beverage Industry

Overcoming lubrication challenges in the food & beverage industry

36% of bearing failures are due to poor lubrication practices, something that can be difficult to to maintain in the harsh environment of the food & beverage industry.

Grease is the word: Five steps to effective lubrication

Clive Simkins, our Bearings and Maintenance Product Manager, has put together his top five steps to effective lubrication, to help you to reduce your risk of premature bearing failure due to lubrication issues.

Do you feel chained to your lubrication schedule?

Lubrication is an important aspect of any moving component, reducing friction and wear between parts, and helping to seal against contamination. However, that doesn’t mean it can’t feel like a chore sometimes, especially if the parts needing lubrication are difficult to access.

Bearing Damage

How To Get The Most Out Of Your Bearings

There is no denying that bearings are under a lot of stress. This stress causes wear, eventually leading to bearing failure. But is this inevitable? Or is there a way to make bearings last longer?

SKF TIH Bearing Heater

Don’t Wind Up With Damage: Fitting Tools For The Rewinders Industry

With up to 16% of premature bearing failures attributed to incorrect mounting methods, it’s clear that getting the mounting and dismounting of bearings right is key to achieving the maximum service life of your components. When the right tools are used, mounting and dismounting bearings correctly is be easy.